At Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert’s Hotel Infinity, the resident cat is puzzled. The hotel is fully booked, the rooms are full of Numbers, both Odds and Evens, yet guests. Shop our inventory for The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland, John O’Brien with fast free shipping on every used book we have in stock!. This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children. The hotel.

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The Cat in Numberland by Ivar Ekeland

TRuman is into numbers lately, and we started reading this chapter book about a cat in numberland. I read this to my 5. Jun 14, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Interesting, kind of funny. For part 3 we had a nice conversation about how you can form a bijection between the counting numbers and the non-negative even integers.

I love the inclusion of both letters and numbers and also nimberland defense of zero! Aug 09, Jenny rated it really liked it Shelves: The cat that lives at the hotel with all the numbers is finally so baffled by the fact that numberlqnd hotel is full but there is always more room that he moves away.

Joy rated it really liked it Dec 19, It is a short read 56 pagesbut manages to entertain, inform, and stimualate those brain cells.

Aug 04, Neem rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 13, Theresa Stadt rated it liked it Shelves: Hilbert”, was actually a metaphor attributed to the mathematician David Hilbert and has already appeared in other works of mathematical fiction for adults see The Extraordinary Hotel Dec 27, Jessie rated it liked it Shelves: Hilbert are owners of Hotel Infinity where every number integer has a room.

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Published December 17, Not great for students struggling in math as a supplement but entertaining.

The cat in numberland /by Ivar Ekeland ; illustrated by John O’Brien. – National Library

Iwka rated it really liked it Aug 19, Here, in addition to the usual surprises about infinite sets, the young reader can ca introduced to odd vs. Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon. I ordered the book immediately and had the boys read it a few times this week. The hotel is fully booked — the rooms are full of Numbers, both Odds and Evens — yet guests continue to arrive.

No matter how many guests arrive or depart, the hotel accommodates them all, and is always full.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kyle rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Oct 06, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s just a great story with a bonus of kids learning about math concepts. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

This picture book uses the idea of a hotel with infintely many rooms for introducing some advanced concepts about numbers and infinity to children. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Xat 08, Donna rated numherland it was amazing Shelves: Feb 04, Badlydone rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wonderful story on the concept of infinity!

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Denise rated it it was amazing Jan 03, We normally do nujberland sort of book a chapter at a time over a few days, but they insisted we read it through cover to cover in one sitting.

Did a good job of explaining the Hilbert hotel concepts. Ericka rated it really liked it Sep 04, The pictures and stories are a creative rendition of a very difficult mathematical concept.

May 17, LibraryCin rated it liked it Shelves: I didn’t particularly like the arithmetic games. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Vincent rated it did not like it Jun 01, Did less of a good job when talking about other things that were tossed in — like the 4 games that the numbers could play adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. Books by Ivar Numberkand. Notify me of new comments via email. Lists with This Book. Of course, as a consequence, the hotel has an infinite number of rooms.

The last movie ended with a question about whether or not the primes were infinite. Philosopher Cat by Philip J. I did love the single variable algebra problems that were introduced when the letters came to play. The numbrland wouldn’t let me put it down.